National Indigenous Peoples Sunday


Welcome & Territorial Acknowledgement

The Words that come before all else: A Thanksgiving Address
Congregational Response: Now our minds are one

Hymn 301: Many and great, O God, are your works
Dakota Melody, Words United Church of Christ, Cree translation © Words Dakota Conference, United Church of Christ, Stan McKay, Music: Public Domain. OneLicense 127527

Gathering Prayer Assurance of God’s Love

Sharing of Christ’s Peace

Peace Invocation: When Hands Reach Out Beyond Divides, v. 1
Words: Keri K. Wehlander, 2005, Music: Composer Unknown, arr. Melva Treffinger Graham © 2005 Keri K. Wehlander, used by permission, arr. © 2006 Melva Treffinger Graham. OneLicense 125752

When hands reach out beyond divides and hope is truly found,
Each chain of hate will fall away and bells of peace shall sound,

And bells of peace, of peace shall sound, and bells of peace shall sound,
Each chain of hate will fall away and bells of peace shall sound.

Fun with the Young at Heart

Musical Reflection: Litany for Ukraine
Performed by the Knox Chancel Choir
Words & Music: Jeff Enns © 2022 Jeff Enns, Used by permission

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13

Reflection: Being an ally – Jay Bailey (he/him)

Hymn: Called by earth and sky
Words & Music Pat Mayberry, arr. Margaret Stubbington © 2005 Pat Mayberry,, Margaret Stubbington. Used by permission. OneLicense 119776

Life and Ministry of Knox Waterloo

Invitation to Offering

Doxology: God of Many Faces
Irish Melody SLANE, harm. Jack Schrader, Words Amy Cerniglia
© 2019 Amy Cerniglia, Harmonization © 1989 Hope Publishing Co., Used with permission

God of many faces, we offer our praise,
Singing your glory through all of our days.
Hear ever growing voices, once fragile, now strong,
Carrying melodies in expansive new songs.

Prayers of the People concluding with The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 736: For the Healing of the Nations
Words: Fred Kaan, Music: Caspar Ett’s Cantica Sacra 1840 © Words 1968 Hope Publishing Company, Music Public Domain OneLicense 16887


Sending Song: All the Colours of the Rainbow
Music: Abbot’s Leigh (Cyril V. Taylor), Words: Carl P. Daw © 2016 Music © 1942, re. 1970, Hope Publishing Company OneLicense 101537

Teach us, God, our need of others;
Through them help us fully live.
Wean us from our selfish habits;
let us listen, learn, forgive.

May we see your longed for image in each human heart and face,
And behold how those around us can be channels of your grace.


Worship Leaders: Jay Bailey (he/him), The Rev. Courtney Crawford (she/her), Mary-Catherine Pazzano (she/her)

Tech Team: Grant Birks (he/him), Deb Lacoste (she/her), Kathleen Forde (she/her)

Knox Waterloo: CCLI License 2580326. One license A-713805 Images and videos used with permission.